a royal pain

a royal pain

Someone or something that is very irritating. "Royal" is used as an intensifier. Of course the client has more demands. Ugh, he is a royal pain. This project has turned into a royal pain—I doubt well get it done by the deadline.
See also: pain, royal

a royal pain

a great annoyance. This guy's a royal pain, but we have to put up with him because he's the boss. the royal treatment very good treatment; very good and thoughtful care of a person. I was well cared for. They gave me the royal treatment. I got the royal treatment when I stayed at that expensive hotel.
See also: pain, royal

royal pain

n. someone or something irritating; a severe annoyance. Her questions were a royal pain, but I had to answer them as part of my job.
See also: pain, royal